From competition to collaboration: Toward a new framework for entrepreneurship
WE CANNOT SOLVE THE PROBLEMS FACING humanity today within the same conceptual framework that created those problems. If social entrepreneurs hope to make a significant contribution to the betterment of the world, they will not only need to address significant social and environmental problems with creative business plans, they will also need to contribute to the emergence of a new, more adaptive, conceptual framework for economic activity. In other words, social entrepreneurship ultimately must be about the reinvention of the business itself. (What Craig Dunn has referred to as “deliberate disruptive design.”) Otherwise, social and ecological problems will continue to proliferate faster than social entrepreneurs can ever hope to respond.
KeywordsHuman Nature Social Entrepreneurship Social Entrepreneur Diverse Individual Symbiotic Relation
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